6000 Peak climbing
A First Step to the Giants of the Himalaya…
Thanks to our know-how gained during more than a decade of organizing expeditions to 8000-meter peaks, we strongly recommend that you first climb a 6000-meter summit before taking on a higher challenge. Indeed, this ascent will allow you to familiarize yourself with the very high altitude, the weather conditions in the Himalayas, the local team, and to adapt your metabolism to such a height. This experience will help you make the right choices for a future high altitude expedition before spending a lot of time and money on it!
Nepal has more than a thousand peaks between 5800 and 6580 meters above sea level, some of which have never been climbed before. Climbing such mountains is much more than just a mountaineering experience: it is a fusion of local culture, customs, and mountains. From terraced rice fields to highland potato fields, along crystalline mountain rivers to immense glaciers, deep gorges at the bottom of giant mountains, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities to the silence of the mountains, fascinating experiences await you. A Journey during which you can trust our experience, our passion, and the skills of our local team. WILD YAK Team’s solidarity and mutual respect will give you a completely different perception of life.
We believe that you should go for this kind of holiday without pressure or apprehension to enjoy your stay in the Himalayas to the fullest! That is why WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS propose a 6000-meter climbing experience by focusing on:
- Small-Group of only 4-6 participants
- Highly experienced and technically skilled new generation expedition Sherpa Guides, experts in their field, and helpful and humble
- Latest updates for weather forecasts, route tracking, and communication
- Ultra-modern, high-performance collective mountain equipment and material
- Warm and comfortable base camp with delicious fresh food
- A collective pharmacy with medicines for the high altitude, oximeter, and oxygen, in case of emergency
- An informative pre-departure meeting and valuable advice from the WILD YAK Team
- Mountain equipment to rent from WILD YAK for the duration of the Expedition
We also organize such climbs on a private basis for those who prefer to go with friends. Whether it is for one of the trips proposed below or an ascent of a virgin summit, we would be happy to accompany you there!
Contact us for any further information. We are happy to answer to your question by phone or email.
More about Peak Climbing
What is your next challenge? Having climbed a 4000-meter peak in the Alps or felt the Himalayan thin air during a trekking? 6000-meter peaks are ideal for a first taste of Himalayan mountaineering.
Why we are different
The long-term experience and expertise of the co-founder, Norbu Sherpa, makes definitely a difference, when one knows the difficulties of the high altitude mountaineering.Learn More
1. DISCOVER WHY/HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT
- The same philosophy between WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Switzerland and WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Nepal
Most foreign outdoor agencies have to collaborate with a local company based in Nepal to operate their travel and adventure trips. We have seen clashes between the foreign agency and the local company due to different price deals, philosophy, and mindset in numerous cases. This is especially problematic when it comes to last moment changes in logistics, services, or in emergencies, where rapid decisions are necessary.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Switzerland and WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Nepal stand for the same company philosophy: Small Groups, High Quality, and Personalised Services. Last but not least, the well-being of our guests is always the primary objective of both companies. We thus appreciate any decision taken during the trip in favor of our guests!
- The expertise of the founders and the WILD YAK Team
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ founders Andrea Sherpa-Zimmermann & Norbu Sherpa have climbed Mount Everest and numerous other 8000-meter peaks around the Himalayas. Besides climbing, they are active trekkers and have explored many parts of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Ladakh, Sikkim, Pakistan, and the Alps.
WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS thus reflects the perfect combination between Andrea’s Swiss quality focus and her husband Norbu’s 18 years of experience, as well as his numerous local contacts, to be part of the company’s most significant assets. Thanks to Norbu’s roots, and Andrea’s curiosity about the traditions and culture of the local populations, each journey is a unique experience in itself!
2. SMALL GROUPS
What is the experience like?
To be part of large groups can be fun, but also a big challenge not only for the tour operator but for the participants themselves. Imagine yourself in a group of more than 8 to 15 members in a challenging environment. Some days you have to struggle not only physically, but it might become a mental challenge too. There are enhanced risks of misunderstandings, which might make the dream journey turn into a nightmare.
How it should be:
We believe that a holiday has to be a holiday: no worries, no ego, no rush. Let’s live a unique experience. Dream, Explore, and Discover!
Throughout our extensive experience, organizing expeditions and treks, we found that the core of a successful trip lies in having small groups—our motto: 4 to 6 participants for better understanding, collaboration, and flexibility. You fully enjoy your holiday, and the local team feels more connected and devoted to the entire group. Real Team Spirit grows day-by-day among the participants and our WILD YAK Team.
3. GUIDANCE ON PREPARING YOUR TRIP
Instead of standard travel packages without proper advice or information, apart from general information about what is included in the package price, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will provide you with all the necessary information and sound advice for an optimal preparation of your stay.
For this reason, we believe that your journey begins with excellent preparation. We will cater to your needs based on our experience, providing you with regular advice and tips, including recommended training schedules. Whether by Skype or other means, Andrea and Norbu are happy to address personally all of your queries.
Besides, depending on the kind of customized trip, the group size, and your availabilities, Andrea and Norbu can set up workshops and pre-departure meetings (in Switzerland in person or remotely). We provide you with specific guidance about physical and technical training, taking into account your own experience and requirements. Once in Kathmandu, we meet for a final check of your equipment and a briefing.
4. EXPENSIVE MATERIAL FOR RENT
Every adventure in the Himalayas has hidden costs. Your dream is to climb at high altitude? The equipment necessary to do so is very particular, and the costs of acquisition can touch the sky. In reality, a significant amount of equipment is necessary for your personal gear and the cost of your journey. However, you might never again need or use some of this gear.
To minimize your Himalayan journey’s expenses, we offer such expensive equipment for rent to our guests at a very reasonable price. We offer expedition boots, down-suits, warm down jackets, and other climbing material, for example. Thanks to our expertise, we provide the renting of only high-quality equipment.
5. HIGH-QUALITY SERVICES, PRIVATE TRANSPORT, NO HIDDEN COSTS
Is the description of the Trip that you are interested in is complete? In particular, does the information about the accommodation, the local staff, and the on-site logistics correspond to the price details? Do you think that the information provided is clear enough to book your trip?
We are committed to our standards of high quality and fairness with the services we provide to you. We focus on superior services, private transportation, and of course, our skillful Guide and Sherpa Team. Last but not least, no hidden costs.
6. GIVING BACK TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
After the death of 14 climbing Sherpas at Everest in 2014, Andrea and Norbu established the non-profit humanitarian organization “The Butterfly Help Project” (“BHP”) to support the climbing Sherpa community. Besides, Norbu and Andrea experienced the epicenter of the 2015-earthquake that massively affected some of Nepal’s regions. Through their organization, they started to build new schools. They could build two schools, Shree Janajyoti Secondary School and Shree Palep Primary School in Nepal, for more than 500 children. And the Third School is under construction in the south of Nepal.
Andrea and Norbu’s social responsibility is going further through BHP; they also support the schooling of five Sherpa Kids in the Everest Region, four in the Kanchenjunga region, and 2 in Kathmandu. BHP is also helping preserve the precious Sherpa culture of Ghunsa village by appointing a cultural teacher in the School. Finally, to encourage the kids and the aforementioned schools, Andrea and Norbu Sherpa are providing benches, school equipment, clothes, stationery, and cultural equipment.
The seeds of the next project with regards to an Apple Plantation in Norbu’s region.
7. OUR WILD YAK TEAM
The WILD YAK Team members are carefully selected according to their expertise in a particular environment and individual aptitudes. Our Team is thus highly experienced, qualified, respectful, and supportive.
Material – personal equipment
One of the first things to do before going for a trekking peak to the Himalaya is to organize your personal climbing materials.Learn More
One of the first things to do before going for a trekking peak to the Himalayas is to organize your personal climbing materials. This can be exciting to collect if you are familiar with them. And it can be a little stressful if you don’t know the requirements of high altitude expedition’s materials. There will be many questions while choosing the right equipment, brand, and sizes. To make it a little more comfortable for our clients, we have developed a booklet for materials with some tips, which we sent by email after the booking.
Last but not least, for the sake of convenience for our guests, we have also personal climbing gear for rent for the time of the Expedition, such as climbing boots, down suits – jackets and sleeping bags.
Frequently Asked Questions
– Do you settle a Base Camp for such expeditions? – What technical level do I need to have? – Will the climbing route be secured?Learn More
- Do you settle a Base Camp for such expeditions?
Depending on the 6000-meter peak climb, we settle a small Base Camp with the essential infrastructure: participants’ tents (shared usually by 2 people), a dining, kitchen and toilet tent.
- What technical level do I need to have?
This will depend on the 6000 meter summit you have chosen to climb.
But it is essential to be in good physical shape, as well as to be autonomous with crampons and handling of the jumar.
- Will the climbing route be secured?
Some of the parts of the climbing routes in the 6000-meter peaks that we propose will be secured by our climbing Sherpa Team.
6000 Peaks in Nepal
The Annapurna region is one of Nepal’s premier trekking destinations with its stunning panoramic views of some of the famous highest summits of the Himalaya: Manaslu, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna and the holly Machapuchare (also known as “Fishtail” due to its shape).
6,045 meters / 19,833 feet
Tibet International / Hotel Yak & Yeti / Glacier Hotel / Lodges & Tent
Per Person Cost
Kyajo Ri 6186 meters / 20,300 feet lies northern of Namche Bazar in the famous Mount Everest Region. Also known as Khumbu Region between the hometown valley of Tenzing Sherpa, Thame, and the busy Gokyo.
6186m / 20,295ft
4* hotels / Lodge / Camps
Per Person Cost
This is a fabulous opportunity to discover with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS one of the best trips that the Himalaya has to offer: trekking through the world famous Everest region, the land of the Sherpas, with the climb of the 6119-meter Lobuche Peak that rewards your efforts with a fantastic panoramic view of some giants of the Himalaya: Everest, Lhotse, Nupste, Makalu, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many more.
6,119 meters / 20,076 feet
Hotel Tibet International and Yak & Yeti Hotels / Lodges in Trek
Per Person Cost